Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Helping Men In Their Crucial First Weeks Out Of Prison

First Lap helps former inmates make successful transitions — with no government funding.

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s ‘Vaping Epidemic’ Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Hawaii’s ‘Vaping Epidemic’

Public health advocate Trish La Chica talks about legislative efforts to keep young people healthier.

Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’ April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Trevor Ozawa — ‘I Bring An Independent Voice To This Community’

Social issues, the environment and public safety including homelessness top the District 4 candidate’s concerns.

Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Tommy Waters Says Homelessness Is The Issue In Council Race

The Honolulu City Council candidate discussed his upcoming rematch with Trevor Ozawa for the District 4 seat.

Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Speaking Up For The State Senate

Senate communications director Richard Rapoza says if people watched more closely how the chamber functions, they might be impressed.

Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis Craig Gima

Pod Squad: When You’re Not In A Union, There’s A Retirement Crisis

A Senate bill would help by establishing a private-sector retirement savings program. But some employers are opposing it.

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When Delusions Steal Your Daughter

Marti Claussen’s search for stable care and housing in Hawaii for her mentally ill daughter Christie has been a long journey of impossible choices and resilience.

Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy Deborah Sharkey

Pod Squad: Got A Tip On A Crime? Call This Guy

Honolulu’s CrimeStoppers program offers cash rewards for tips that pan out. And its annual dinner to raise money for those rewards is coming up.

Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Kai Kahele Is Already Running For Congress. Here’s Why

The Hawaii state senator from the Big Island is highly critical of opponent Tulsi Gabbard’s meeting with Syrian president Assad.